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Boy Names Starting with Ya-

Ya- baby names and what they mean, with 24 results. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in 2018. Yael (#932) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this list, while Yan (TOP 3%) and Yake (22%) are common Ya- last names. Here is the list of Ya- names for girls.

Ya- names

Yaakov - Yarrow | Yasahiro - Yazid

Yaakov - Yarrow

Yaakov and variants

Yaakov, var. Yakov1, Yakob, Yago1, Yacov, Yaacob, Yachov
Based on Hebrew word. "He who supplants." Yarkov and Yeokov are creative forms.

Derivative of Hebrew language. "Forest." Unconventional. Compare Yaar and popular -ar last names Yashar (TOP 59%), Baar (19%). See also Yakar.

Yakim1, Yachim1
Forms of Jehoiakim. From Hebrew element. "Established by God." Not Top 2000 names.

Yakim2, Yachim2
Var. of Joachim. Derived fr. Hebrew element. "Established by God." Not in Top 2000.


Form of Jael. Derived fr. Hebrew language. "Mountain goat." Yael is generally used as a boys' name among the variations of Jael. See also Gael.

Form of Iago. Derivative of Spanish, Welsh, Hebrew. "He who supplants." Yao is a moderately common kid's name.

Based on Native American Indian language. "He who yells." Yaholo is rarely adopted as a boys' name.

Stems fr. Hebrew. "Precious." Yakar was not among 2018's Top names.

Yakim3, var. Yachim3, Yacheem
Based on Hebrew. "Established by God." Yakim, Yacheem and Yachim are uncommon as boys' names.

Jacob and variants

Yaqub, Yakup, Yakov2
Forms of Jacob. Root fr. Hebrew word. "He who supplants." Yakov, Yakup and Yaqub are hardly found as masculine names, and Yaqub appears often (UPPER 59%) as a surname.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ya- names: Yaakov, Yael, Yakov, Yale, Yancey, Yancy

Yale and variants

Yale, var. Yael2
Stems fr. Welsh, Old English languages. "Heights, upland; fertile moor." Yale and Yael became more trendy in 2018, rising on average +46 rankings as birth names with Yael leading the rise.

Yamino, Yamin
Forms of Benjamin. Derivative of Hebrew word. "Son of the right hand." Compare surnames Yagin (TOP 88%), Yaman (85%).

Source fr. Aramaic word. "He will answer." Yanai is rare as a male name, registering commonly (TOP 75%) as a last name. See also Yann.

Yancy and variants

Yancy, var. Yantsey, Yancey, Yance
Possibly an Indian word for "Englishman" .. Yancey (UPPER 2%), Yancy (5%) and Yance (37%) exist regularly as surnames.

Yann, var. Yannick, Yannic
Derivative of French, Hebrew languages. "God is gracious." Yann, Yannic and Yannick are unique as boys' names.

Yanno, Yanni1
Var. of John. Based on Hebrew element. "God is gracious." Not in popularity charts.

Yannis, var. Yannakis, Yanni2
Origin fr. Greek, Hebrew words. "God is gracious." Not in popularity charts.

Yaphet, var. Yapheth
Stems fr. Hebrew. "Comely." Yaphet and Yapheth are scarcely used male names.

Yardley, var. Yarley, Yardly, Yardleigh, Yardlea, Yardlee
Origin fr. Old English. "Fenced meadow." Not in Top 2000.

Plant name .. Yarrow, like the similar Darrow, occurs more often as a last name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ya- names for boys.

1. Yaakov - Yarrow
Yaakov [Yago, Yakov, Yakob, Yacov, Yachov, Yaacob], Yaar, Jehoiakim [Yakim, Yachim], Joachim [Yakim, Yachim], Jael [Yael], Iago [Yago], Yaholo, Yakar, Yakim [Yachim, Yacheem], Jacob [Yaqub, Yakup, Yakov], Yale [Yael], Benjamin [Yamin, Yamino], Yanai, Yancy [Yance, Yancey, Yantsey], Yann [Yannic, Yannick], John [Yanno, Yanni], Yannis [Yanni, Yannakis], Yaphet [Yapheth], Yardley [Yarley, Yardly, Yardlea, Yardlee, Yardleigh], Yarrow

Yasahiro, Yasir [Yasr, Yasser, Yaseer], Yates, Yazid [Yazeed]

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